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Teen Swept Over 594-Foot Yosemite Waterfall

Fall would be impossible to survive, rangers say

(Newser) - After a day and a half of searching, rescue teams in Yosemite National Park fear a notorious stretch of river has claimed yet another life. Aleh Kalman, 19, was swimming in the Merced River 150 feet upstream from Nevada Fall on Saturday afternoon when he was caught by the current...

New York's 'Eternal Flame' Holds Natural Gas Secret

We may have more gas resources than previously believed: researcher

(Newser) - An "eternal flame" tucked behind a western New York state waterfall could have been lit as many as thousands of years ago—but it's only now revealing secrets about the natural gas that fuels it. There are thought to be a few hundred of these natural flames around...

2 Feared Dead After Trying to Save Boy in River

Adults missing in SD, but boy who fell in is safe

(Newser) - Emergency teams have changed their search from rescue to recovery, after two people went missing in the raging Big Sioux River in South Dakota yesterday evening, reports the AP . After a 6-year-old boy fell into the churning waters, just downstream from local falls, a female relative and a man rushed...

2nd Person Goes Over Niagara Falls

Authorities searching for the latest, the second in two days

(Newser) - Yesterday, a man survived a drop over the Canadian Horseshoe section of Niagara Falls; today, another person has apparently plunged over the falls on the US side, reports the Buffalo News . The rocks on the American side make survival unlikely, "but we've got to keep looking," says...

Witness Recounts Terrifying Tale of Yosemite Tragedy

Three hikers were swept into river one by one before going over falls

(Newser) - Witnesses are starting to paint a picture of exactly what happened at Yosemite's Vernal Fall Tuesday when three people, now presumed dead , were swept over . One hiker first saw a man who had crossed the barricade leaning over the waterfall holding a screaming young girl. "I'm yelling...

3 Yosemite Hikers Presumed Dead After Waterfall Plunge

Teams to continue search for bodies

(Newser) - Three hikers who fell over a waterfall in Yosemite National Park yesterday are now presumed dead. The trio—all in their 20s—climbed over a guardrail at the top of Vernal Falls, lost their footing in the swift water, and were swept over the 317-foot waterfall, say witnesses. Park officials...

Woman Dies in Plunge Over Niagara Falls

Witness reports indicate it may have been suicide

(Newser) - A 51-year-old woman was swept over Niagara Falls and died Tuesday, in what may have been a suicide. About 30 witnesses saw the Canadian woman floating by them, "with her eyes closed" but apparently alive, at about 4:30pm, one tells the Toronto Sun . Then "she went past...

The World's Best Waterfalls
 The World's Best Waterfalls 

The World's Best Waterfalls

(Newser) - Waterfalls are a prime tourist destination, and for good reason. Travel + Leisure runs down a list of the “world’s most spectacular,” but check before you go. Visit in the wrong season and you’ll see just a trickle. And dams can turn off the spectacle in...

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